Speckle propagation through atmospheric turbulence: Effects of a random phase screen at the source

Olga Korotkova, L. C. Andrews, R. L. Phillips

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Abstract

By using ABCD ray matrix theory and a random phase screen located near the source, analytic expression are developed for the mutual coherence function and scintillation index of a Gaussian-beam wave propagating through weak atmospheric turbulence in both the pupil plane and image plane of a receiving system. The phase screen model that we use is based on a previous double-pass analysis by the authors for analyzing speckle propagation from a rough target in a lidar system. In the present context, it serves as a model for a partially coherent Gaussian-beam wave that is currently used in laser communications. The effect of partial coherence (induced by a diffuser) on the scintillation index of the beam in the presence of weak atmospheric turbulence is investigated as a function of the correlation length of the diffuser and the propagation distance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.C. Ricklin, D.G. Voelz
Pages98-109
Number of pages12
Volume4821
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventFree-Space Laser Communication and Laser Imaging II - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2002Jul 11 2002

Other

OtherFree-Space Laser Communication and Laser Imaging II
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period7/9/027/11/02

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Korotkova, O., Andrews, L. C., & Phillips, R. L. (2002). Speckle propagation through atmospheric turbulence: Effects of a random phase screen at the source. In J. C. Ricklin, & D. G. Voelz (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4821, pp. 98-109) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.452054